Saturday, January 5, 2019

Shattell Chocolate Organico - Bitter 70% Cacao Ayacucho bar - Jan. 5, 2019

Chocolate of the Day: 

Shattell Chocolate Organico
Bitter 70% cacao - Cacao Ayacucho bar
Weight: 1.2 oz. (35 g.) / 2.4 oz. (70 g.) in total bar
Calories: 206 calories in 1/2 bar
Cost: $5.95 for 1 bar
Purchased from: (online order)

Welcome to Day #2 of Chocolate and Peru Theme Week.

Today's Shattell Chocolate Organico Bitter 70% cacao - Cacao Ayacucho* bar was crafted from Peruvian Criollo cacao and made in Peru. It was produced and distributed by Qulinaria, Peru S.A.C. (Lima, Peru).

This organic, 2016 International Chocolate Awards Gold Winner chocolate bar had a slightly earthy aroma, with hints of dried figs and a smooth but somewhat granular melt and texture.

The flavor was consistent with the aroma, and the finish lingered a bit after the last bite.

*Ayacucho is one of 10 Peruvian regions that grow cacao. 

The city of Ayacucho is a relatively high-altitude (over 8,600 ft.) city in south-central Peru that lies on the fertile slopes of the Andes mountains. It is also the capital city of Huamanga Province, in the Ayacucho Region. The city is known for its colonial architecture and 33 churches, each said to signify a year in Christ's life. Small folk-art, clay churches (said to help ward away evil spirits) also adorn some buildings.

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